The Nighttime Lights of the World dataset contains the first satellite-based global inventory of human settlements, derived from nighttime data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.
lol Japan is all like LOOK AT ME I’M NEON.Via No human thing is of serious importance.
Via The Architecture Blog
The Old Library, Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Hague, Netherlands
The official reporters of the Parliamentary Reporting Office record the proceedings and debates in parliament verbatim. Volumes of these verbatim reports (Handelingen) are stored in this library. When it was built at the end of the 19th century, there was no electricity—combustible substances, such as candles and gas lamps, had to be kept away from the more than 100,000 volumes. The roof was constructed as a leaded glass dome to allow as much light in as possible.
Ikaruga. Fuck yeah.